Cláudia Pinto (b. 1975, Portimão, Portugal) is graduated in English and Portuguese Language and Literature at the University of Coimbra in 2001, where she also post graduated in Anglo-American Studies in 2005. Her research interests have been focusing on the so-called "geek culture", where she tries to articulate themes from American science fiction, comic books and the fantastic with the emergent trends in American Studies. She is currently working on her American Studies PhD dissertation, on the reconfiguration and use of myth in nation building through superhero comics and fantastic literature. She is also a practicing translator, writer and poet, and has colaborated on several ocasions with both CITAC and, most recently, with DEMO.